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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    8 reviews

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems to be the perfect ending for an Easter meal, and the bright flavors really shine in this dessert. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    1 review

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...


    Peach & Blueberry Trifle

    This crowd-pleasing summer trifle recipe can be made the night before. I love that you can be flexible with the...


    Mountainous Mandarin Pie

    2 reviews

    "As a chocolate lover, I created this creamy chocolate and orange pie to satisfy my cravings," says Shelly Platten of...


    Orange Chocolate Meltaways

    8 reviews

    The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...

    Orange Spritz Cookies

    5 reviews

    Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and...


    Lemon Orange Cake

    9 reviews

    I like to bake this lovely three-layer lemon and orange cake instead of a more traditional pie for Thanksgiving. It...

    Orange Cappuccino Creams

    3 reviews

    As holiday gifts, these mocha-orange morsels are sure to be a sweet success. The delighted response they get is well...


    Orange Fudge Sauce

    2 reviews

    Ice cream lovers will scream for a jar of this rich, fudgy topping with a touch of orange flavor. It...


    Frozen Citrus Bowls

    Impress your company with these easy-to-do bowls. The thin citrus slices add a magical feel to a special dessert.—Taste of...


    Mini Carrot Cakes with Cranberry Caramel Sauce

    This recipe was inspired by two classic favorites, carrot cake and pineapple upside-down cake. Of course, gorgeous and delicious cranberries...

    Orange-Cranberry Nut Tarts

    1 review

    My friend gave me a recipe for orange cookies. I just had to embellish it. Now my friends and family...


    Cranberry-Orange Tartlets

    2 reviews

    I like to mix up my offerings at appetizer parties by including some sweeter selections. With Mascarpone cheese and cranberries...


    Apple-Pear Compote

    Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers....


    Orange Cashew Bars

    1 review

    Two of my favorite ingredients, oranges and cashews, make a fantastic combination for a holiday bar—especially when you use fresh-squeezed...


    Grapefruit Layer Cake

    I grew up in Florida where we had 10 grapefruit trees and were constantly trying to use the fruit in...

    Diabetic Orange Cookies

    6 reviews

    These good-for-you cookies have a wonderful citrus flavor and just the right amount of natural sweetness. You'll find they appeal...


    Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    The bright taste of these cute cupcakes reminds me and my friends of orange-and-vanilla frozen treats. —Jen Shepherd, St. Peters,...


    Dates-Under-a-Cloud Bars

    When I was in grade school, we had a community cookbook that included these yummy bars. Use a wet knife...


    Cranberry Orange Sundaes

    Says Rita Goshaw of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "I always keep a supply of cranberries in the freezer to cook up...


    White Chocolate Fruit Tart

    15 reviews

    It takes a little time to make, but this tart is absolutely marvelous, especially in summer when fresh fruit is...


    Lemon Orange Ice

    We enjoy this treat on special occasions, like birthdays, or when we have lots of ice chips from ice fishing...


    Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies

    25 reviews

    If you love cinnamon rolls and spiced cookies, make a bite-sized version that combines the best of both worlds. Genius!...


    Coconut Citrus Layer Cake

    1 review

    Make a showstopper holiday treat: tender white cake layered with tangy grapefruit curd and topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting....

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    Chipotle-Orange Baklava

    2 reviews

    Citrus, cinnamon and smoky chipotle peppers make my version of this flaky, sweet pastry so unique. It's really rich, so...


    Coconut Citrus Bars

    9 reviews

    Sweet oranges are the key to these amazing bars with loads of orange flavor in every bite. The unique crust...


    Iced Orange Cookies

    15 reviews

    I usually make these bite-size orange cookies at Christmastime, when oranges in Florida are plentiful, but they're delicious any time...


    Frosted Orange Cookies

    5 reviews

    "I remember my dad making a big batch of these citrus cookies when I was growing up," writes Tammie Young...


    Lemon Tea Cookies

    14 reviews

    These sandwich cookies taste rich and buttery and have a lovely lemon filling. The recipe has been in our family...


    Citrus-Kissed Sweet Potato Cake

    1 review

    I came up with this spiced cake to use up leftover sweet potatoes after Thanksgiving. Cover the grated sweet potatoes...